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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#1 Posted : 02 January 2020 20:42:48(UTC)
mmrcnzjohn

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I am helping a friend along with a couple of others to build his layout.

My contribution is on the scenic side These photos are from October 2019

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Offline mike187  
#2 Posted : 02 January 2020 20:57:36(UTC)
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Hi:

Fantastic stuff...What scale is your friend working with?

Paul
Offline Bigdaddynz  
#3 Posted : 02 January 2020 21:07:53(UTC)
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The layout is 1 Gauge (1:32) with the addition of narrow gauge track and trains, which are what you see in John's pictures.

The layout has a Saxon theme, with the main station area being Zittau.

I have some photos of the layout which I can post later, and there is also a webpage on the net with photos of the layout, but I'm blowed if I can find it at the moment!

The layout is something like 22m x 12m so a very large area to fill.
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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#4 Posted : 02 January 2020 21:46:10(UTC)
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November Progress

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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#5 Posted : 02 January 2020 22:16:08(UTC)
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Link to article about this layout.

https://www.gscalecentra...r-saxony-railway.307684/
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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#6 Posted : 03 January 2020 06:10:44(UTC)
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December progress

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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#7 Posted : 03 January 2020 06:41:56(UTC)
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January 2020

Bertsdorf signal box and engine shed made an appearance today to test fit size and placement

The track beside the engine shed can be realigned so that the aisle way will be expanded to 600mm (currently about 470mm)

Backdrops realigned, couple of trees planted, and even a picture of me planting them

Overall a good days work!


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Offline grnwtrs  
#8 Posted : 03 January 2020 20:42:23(UTC)
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Nice Job! Thanks For sharing.

GeneBigGrin
Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#9 Posted : 05 January 2020 12:11:02(UTC)
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In 1902 George Troup, who would later become officer in charge or the architectural branch of the New Zealand Railway Department was sent to Europe on a fact finding tour of the Sachsen 750mm narrow gauge network to determine whether there were any practices or improvements which could be brought back and implemented in New Zealand.

It was while on an excursion to the Zittau-Oybin/Jonsdorf line that he became involved in discussions about the replacement of the 18 meter Natzschwasser Brücke which was due for replacement. Recognising that 18 meters is approximately 60 feet, he proposed that by using two NZR 30 foot girder bridges, the bridge could be replaced with a steel structure.
At this time the Sachsen authorities were open to new ideas and with the Spring influx of visitors not to far away it was decided to try Troup’s idea and the contract to build it was awarded to Markieren Modellwerkstatt.

The bridge was installed in time for the spring timetable, but due to upcoming world events it was viewed as to “Englisch ” and the bridge while being successful was never installed in other locations and so ended up being a one off.

The opportunity to model such a unique structure of the line has been commenced on one of the access ways using a Marks Model Works 9mm 30 foot girder bridge. Pier work was salvaged from long time Marklin Model Rail Club of Wellington Member Paul Alcock.


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Offline mmrcnzjohn  
#10 Posted : 12 January 2020 11:13:41(UTC)
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Another productive day on the layout.

The original track plan for the narrow gauge had the line leaving Zittau station and passing under Radeburg to Bertsdorf. It then went either to Oybin or to Jonsdorf and Johstadt. The line under Radeburg never really worked electrically so a decision was made to change the layout to create a loop (Radeburg, Bertsdorf, Jonsdorf, Johstadt) while retaining the point to point nature Zittau, Radeburg, Bertsdorf Oybin/Jonsdorf, Johstadt.

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This along with the track realignment between Bertsdorf and Radeburg has taken a lot of time. It is hoped that by the end of the month that the loop track will be up and running. Still on the list of track realignment there is only one road in Bertsdorf that goes to Jonsdorf, so we are investigating replacing the fixed cross over to a pair of points which will open up the three loop roads in Bertsdorf for access to Johsdorf.

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We have taken the backdrop behind Oybin down for now so that access can be gained to the standard gauge mainline. A scenic block will be put between the standard and narrow gauge and the backdrop attached to the back wall.

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A special one of the layout owner working hard on the brick work for Bertsdorf station.

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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#11 Posted : 12 January 2020 21:27:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: mmrcnzjohn Go to Quoted Post
Pier work was salvaged from long time Marklin Model Rail Club of Wellington Member Paul Alcock.


Glad you got to reuse it. I was very careful in removing the pier / abutment work from Paul's layout in the hope that someone somewhere could reuse it!

Offline Chipopo  
#12 Posted : 13 January 2020 08:19:16(UTC)
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Wow, looks great ! ! !
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